London Borough of Croydon

Staying Put gardening service

Do you need help maintaining your garden?

If the answer is yes, the Staying Put gardening service may be able to help you. This service is available borough-wide.

To be entitled you must be:

  • Aged 60 or over or disabled
  • Own your property, or be a tenant of council or private rented property.

What type of work is covered? 

  • Tidying up front and back gardens
  • Grass cutting
  • Pruning
  • Weeding

Please note that:

  • no fencing work can be done.
  • no work can be done on anything higher than six feet.

If you are a council or private tenant we cannot carry out works for which your landlord is responsible. If unsure please consult your tenancy officer or landlord first. 

How much will it cost?

The current charge is £25 per hour (this is pro rata - meaning you do not pay for a full hour if the job does not take the full hour). The gardening team is able to remove any garden waste from the property (this is included in the cost). 

How do I apply for the service?

Complete an online form 
Call the Staying Put team on 020 8760 5505
Email the Staying Put team 


Croydon staying put team

020 8760 5505
020 8760 5580
Address Line:

Croydon Council

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon, CR0 1EA


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